Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Spirit cloud.

North Hollywood

Don't overextend yourself. SUSsspend yourself. Especially if a whimiscal blouse is invloved...
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Downtown LA
 I've been enchanted by turbans ever since Daddy Warbucks' trusted friend and advisor, Punjab, came on the scene. To me it held wisdom, a refined quiet confidence, and smidgen of magic. Seeing her, gave me that same feeling all over again! Turbans are incredibly cool. They're a soft accent with an old soul.

"Buddha says, a child without courage is like a night without stars!" -Punjab 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blossom Dearie

Culver City

Lately I've found myself looking for specific items of clothing as well as patterns on people. One item being denim button up shirts...preferably over sized, and perfectly made for a male. And there she was wearing hers in a very feminine way tucked into a dainty floral skirt. Pretty.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

vision of love.

Echo Park
Circular spec-tacular.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Mandrake

Culver City
Ahhh the illustrious Tribal Print. Brilliant in pattern, color, and shapes. These sweaters have
such an endearing quality about them and they look fantastic on...

Monday, March 8, 2010


This mother/daughter duo looked beyond lovely in their dark attire.

BLACK, I love you. If I could wear you head to toe daily I would. You're the ultimate way to look mysterious and perfectly understated. OH, AND you magically cover up imperfections all at the same time!! Amazing.

CUE buckled- cut out- laced up booties...
I am very much a fan of these. In general ankle boots are just wonderful.
There are so many different styles and they're comfortable to wear! Love it!
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Midday traffic.

All inclusive this outfit might be overwhelming but there are definitely parts worth noting.
Approach it like a buffet; take what you like and move on...

The heavy drape, color, and length of the coat. The carpet boots.
The layer of velvet scrunchies above her left boot...

Those are my favorite things. What are yours?

Friday, February 26, 2010


Echo Park
It sure looks cozy, and I do like stripes...
For decades girls have passed off lace nighties as dresses so who was I to judge? Maybe he was having HIS moment. After I got past the fact that he was wearing long johns in public I completely fell for the idea. Why not? I wonder if we'll see more of these...

CC side note: If you're a girl, you DESPERATELY NEED an over sized army jacket (like the one above). Trust. I use my bf's. It's just too perfect over dresses and skirts. See it here in action. *video via Alexi Wasser*

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Kitten with a whip.

Recession proof your closet and invest in ROMPERS. If the photo above isn't reason enough, please refer to the list below...

5 Fun Facts:
They're so VERSATILE! Alone: charming day outfit. Add stockings: insanely cute night outfit.
Fit is key! I know the cutest ones are usually one-of-a-kind vintage BUT if it fits too snug around the crotch DON'T get it. YES dear, people CAN tell.
They're playful and sexy without being annoying or skanky.
They're effortless and make you look effortless.
If the fit is a little loose you can bring it up a bit by throwing on some shoulder pads.

I've seen some in Target and AA as well as on TopShop.com, and of course in some good vintage stores... do you know where else we can find these? Share the wealth!

CC side note: The purdy lady above is Chloe from the band KITTEN. She's a lovely little human with a ridiculous voice -- go here to listen.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mother Darling,

Venice Beach
Love the cape. Totally weather appropriate and adorable. Now that the storm clouds have finally moved out of L.A. it's cool and sunny again! Beautiful color. Deep mustard is like black--it looks good on everyone.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Toluca Lake

Downtown LA

Tis the season to be broke. Thank goodness for gorgeous little knock offs. I ain't got no shame in my game and YOU shouldn't either.

1st photo: Forever21 (haters gonna hate) buckled wedges: $29.80!!
Design originated from: Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony which retail at $625.
**F21 definitely does the job BUT I'm still obsessed and saving for the Opening Ceremony booties. Also, Jeffery Campbell has a version of these shoes as well for $144.95.**

2nd photo: Jeffery Campbell ankle booties with studs and buckles: $198!!
Design originated from: ChloƩ and retailed at $1245. Fyi, they are sold out everywhere I checked.
**I like the Jeffery Campbell's better. I know, I'm crazy. **

The links are all there. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Suede Fringed Bib thing.

A find worth mentioning...
I found this little slice of heaven at a great vintage boutique called Hunt&Gather. This piece screamed BULKY PURPLE OVER TOP on the hanger but after I put it on it totally changed its tune. I loved that it was a no-fuss bib, you just throw it over your shoulder and velcro the the ends together. The overall lay of the fringe and the suede was awesome. No bulk whatsoever, and it actually gave my shoulders a nice silhouette. Surprisingly, it looks good over almost anything. On New Years I wore it over a black stretchy dress and totally had a Daniel Boone moment...BB gun included.

Moral: don't judge a bib by its hanger appeal or lack there of...try the darn thing on! I'm sure there are more of these waiting to be found at your local thrift or vintage store...maybe even on ebay?

Monday, November 30, 2009


Nailed it.

Friday, November 27, 2009

the value of nonsense

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait

I love this video. It's friendly reminder to think outside of the box. Bizarre things are cool like that. They prompt us to see beauty in the "weird" and encourage us to do our own thing. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

This must be the place.

Santa Monica

I was charmed by the conservative shape. Can you remember the last time you wore an ankle length skirt? Gorgeous woven...

Fall is coming, change it up, keep your gams warm.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

as you wish.

Echo Park
I spy head jewelry in your future...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New in town.

Long Beach

Unique inspiration. First impression was good. It's always easy to get my attention when a boyish look is being well executed by a girl. I will say that a cowboy hat outside of it's usual arena would normally read inauthentic and slightly obnoxious to me but this case was different. She pulled it off and made her own. Her subtle brooch perfectly united the look and gave a cute shout out to the bolo tie.

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CC Side note: If you have been playing with the idea of boy short hair I SAY DO IT. My gosh, its 200 degrees outside & hair grows back. Hairspiration post coming soon...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

She lives.


Yes, please go dust off your old gymnastic leotard and wear it with pride AND possibly some AA track shorts. Bring home the gold baby.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009


San Fran
Comic-con y'alllllll. This pic slipped through the cracks! So its from the "archives". But wow, his whole look was so complete...definitely a main character in his own right. My favorite part was the brown leather boots under the black skinnies. Boys, change up the shirt, wash and repeat.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

we don't need no educAtion.

Downtown LA

Polite introductions: Dona Daneshi, a fashion designer who's autumn line just previewed at Chateau Marmont and her bestie Lem, who is a poet.
When I first looked at these pictures I was completely taken back. I couldn't pin point where to profess my love first. So, trusting your eye, I give you a crash course in raw style: true artists in their most natural state/dress.

So please, one by one...

take each morsel in...and be inspired.

WOW, those shoes have talent. If anyone knows where to find them please share with the class.

UPDATE 5/7/09: The Ankle Boots w/ colored lucite heel were maaaagically made by Marc Jacobs. IMUSTHAVETHEM!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009



Unisex alert! Ok, you have to look deep on this one. Off hand this shirt might read faded and dated BUT (bear with me) its actually awesome, and it should take the place of the over-worn plaid button ups. The native american print is sick. I say the more faded/worn the better. Use it as a beach shirt, tuck it in your cig jeans or throw it over some cut offs. BadaBOOMbadabing. Give your plaid a breather and pony up to this totally 80's, I heart arizona style.

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Ahhhhhh btw! We just had our first birthday!! Happy Bday CC!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Crop tops and balloon shops can make any girl happy. They're perfect for summer, cut off jeans, and high waisted things.
(picture curtesy of www.TIGERTIGERme.com)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Midday show.

Echo Park

Basically, this was an "everything in its right place" moment. It all started and ended with his tailcoat, and I couldn't ignore that if I tried. The colors, the shoes, the scarf, the hair...yum.
Seriously, you EL Lay boys are killin it. Note to selves: pale jade + red= feast for the eyes.

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Monday, March 9, 2009


Downtown LA

Fuzzy lifting drink, meet fuzz lifting hat. Don't knock it till you rock it.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Rich Recession

Echo Park

HOLY SILK-VINTAGE-BOMBER BATMAN...AND a Chanel one at that. Precious. Very bold for a Sunday afternoon, but have no fear this golden boy successfully turned day into night. That bow tie should be a closet staple.

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